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U.N. vs. Poverty: Seeking a Focus, Quarreling Over the Vision
September 14, 2005
CGD President Nancy Birdsall was cited in this New York Times article by Celia Dugger about the UN Summit in New York.
"It's a failure of the tactical and policy process inside the administration, perhaps because of distractions," said Nancy Birdsall, the founding president of the Center for Global Development in Washington. "It suggests these development issues aren't that high on the agenda. The administration hasn't seized the moment."